October 18, 2023 No School for Students- Thurs. 10/19 and Fri. 10/20/23

News from the Main Office

No School For Students on Thursday, 10/19/23 and Friday, 10/20/23.

The Main Office will be closed.

**After School Clubs**

Lego Club needs you! We still have spaces available for our next Lego Club session that starts on November 1. If you are interested, please visit our clubs tab on the Riffenburgh home page

and sign up for Play Well Lego Engineering today! And tell a friend!

Lost and Found Items

Lost and Found items will be displayed on tables outside the Riffenburgh Main entrance on October 31, 2023. Please look for your student's lost items before/after the Halloween Parade. All items not claimed will be donated on Thursday, November, 2023.

Halloween Party Information

By now you should have received sign up information from your child’s Home Room Class Parent regarding Halloween Parties. If you have signed up to volunteer in the classroom, please make sure you have registered as a Volunteer with PSD:

and have visited the Riffenburgh Main Office to have your Driver’s License scanned before October 31st.

If you are not signed up to Volunteer in the classroom, please note that we are not able to accommodate extra volunteers in the building during the parties. There will be other volunteer party opportunities later in the year. We appreciate your cooperation!

On Tuesday, October 31st, we will have our whole school Halloween Celebration and Parade. Students should come already dressed with their costume on OVER their clothes. They need to be able to take off the costumes after the parade for the remainder of the day. Students can wear masks for the parade. Please do not send any weapons with costumes or have students wear costumes that are overly scary (ie. blood squirting, etc.)

Families may come to view the parade outside the building at 8:30am. The parade usually lasts about 20 minutes

IB Primary Years Program Evaluation Report

For the 22-23 school year, Riffenburgh underwent a rigorous evaluation of our IB program. Our evaluators produced a final report with their findings and we wanted to share some of those findings out to our community! We are highlighting one finding each newsletter. There are several standards of practice that IB looks for when doing an evaluation. Over the next month, we will focus on what they found in the Standard: Environments: Providing essential structures, systems and resources.

Student Support: The school provides relevant human, natural, built and virtual resources to implement its IB program.

  • The school provides resources that are sufficient to sustain the IB program. The PTO has a structure to allow teachers to seek funding directly for their classroom needs.

**Check out more about our IB program through our school website!

Melanie Mierzwa, Principal

Classroom Treats

If it is necessary to have food in classrooms during school hours (i.e. birthday snack, holidays, special occasions, school events, etc.),

  • only commercially prepared and packaged, INDIVIDUAL items (NO CAKES or HUGE COOKIES ) with ATTACHED ingredient labels from retail stores can be served
  • contact your child's teacher prior to sending food or treats in
  • do not send in Balloons or Gifts for the Birthday Child
  • all treats should come to the Main Office

News from the Riffenburgh Family Liaison


News from PTO

Our Book Fair is November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way. Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them on their journey to becoming lifelong readers. AND, every purchase at the Fair benefits our school.

Before the fair, you can set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute---you can share your child's eWallet so family and friends can add funds and give your kid more books to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you at the Book Fair.

Wednesday, November 1st

Family Shopping after School until 5:00pm

Thursday, November 2nd

Family Shopping after School until 6:00pm

Friday, November 3rd

Family Shopping before School 7:15am-8:05am

Kid-Free Shopping 8:05am-9:00am

Student Shopping during Lunch Recess 10:45am-1:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: These will be NO after school shopping on Friday.

As always, these events wouldn't be possible without our incredible volunteers! If you're interested in helping during our Book Fair

Odyssey of the Mind Interest

Is your student interested in competing on an Odyssey of the Mind team with other Riffenburgh students? Odyssey of the Mind is an extracurricular program and practices take place after school.


Coach training is next month and once a team is formed, practices can begin. Regional Competitions will take place in March 2024 with a State Competition on April 6, 2024. If your student might be interested (or you might be interested in being a coach), please sign up here and we will determine if there is enough interest in putting a team (or teams) together:

District News

How Sick is too Sick (District Guidelines)

If you have any questions regarding when your student can return to school, please contact your school’s health office. For more information on Poudre School District Illness Guidelines click on the button below:




Calendar for the 2023-24 School Year

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 - NO School for Students
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 - NO School for Students
  • Friday, November 10, 2023 - NO School for Students